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An antidote to religious strife in Egypt: nationalism

CAIRO — After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind … Continued

Too many Pharaohs: Why the Egyptian revolution failed

Pyramids Mycerinus, Chephren and Cheops at Giza with Cairo suburbs in background, Giza, Egypt, Africa (Anders Blomqvist/) Two years ago, … Continued

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on … Continued

Ryan Anderson’s uphill fight to change young minds on gay marriage

Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. At 31, Anderson … Continued

God is opposed to food stamps? Let’s try an evidence-based approach to hunger instead.

More local produce coming soon to SNAP recipients in Michigan. (Jessica Tefft for The Washington Post) Recently, I wrote about … Continued

Brigham Young and Jesus Christ would break the Mormons’ no-beard rule

SALT LAKE CITY — If they were alive today, nearly half the presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continued

‘So help me God’ isn’t in official presidential oath

When President Obama rests his hand on two historic Bibles to take his second-term oath of office Monday (Jan. 21), … Continued

Contraception opponents hail DC court ruling

WASHINGTON — Foes of the federal contraception mandate are cheering a Tuesday (Dec. 18) appeals court decision requiring the Obama … Continued

Latino blessing the 2012 election

REUTERS Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election … Continued

Looking for emotional reaction among Mormons Tuesday? Don’t.

Remember the emotional faces and powerful words of African Americans four years ago, as the country was voting whether to … Continued

Liberal Mormons: A minority within a minority

ST. GEORGE, Utah — U.S. Mormons overwhelmingly share the party affiliation of Republican presidential nominee and fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, … Continued

The roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate” rape remarks

ST. LOUIS — “The question of rape always stirs the emotions whenever it is introduced into the abortion debate,” Dr. … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued

Missouri to vote on prayer amendment as critics warn of legal nightmares

ST. LOUIS — Missourians will vote on Tuesday (Aug. 7) on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that supporters … Continued

Poll: Mormons excited about Romney’s rise, but wary of media

Most Mormons in Utah believe that Mitt Romney’s rise to become the likely GOP presidential nominee is a good thing … Continued

Does Romney really have a ‘religion problem’?

BRIAN SNYDER REUTERS Will Romney’s Mormon religion drive a wedge between him and evangelical Christian voters? Last October, socially conservative … Continued

The Rev. Patrick Conroy, U.S. House chaplain, talks about conflict and his unusual congregation

PORTLAND, Ore. — After almost a year as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, which The New York Times … Continued

Jewish support for Obama strong despite Israel stance

WASHINGTON — Despite Democratic worries that President Obama could lose Jewish support over his Middle East policies, a new poll … Continued

Baylor and Notre Dame: Baptist-Catholic competition, cooperation

Baylor and Notre Dame are natural rivals on the basketball court who meet Tuesday in the NCAA Women’s National Championship … Continued

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

Here at “On Faith,” the Post’s Lisa Miller recently wrote that Rick Santorum could be called a “cafeteria Catholic,” someone … Continued